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Hot Rod

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A popular American magazine about modified cars beginning in January 1948.

In 1958 the magazine produced the film Ingenuity in Action.

History

The following section is an excerpt from Wikipedia's Hot Rod (magazine) page on 17 September 2018, text available via the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License.

Hot Rod is a monthly American car magazine devoted to hot rodding, drag racing, and muscle cars—modifying automobiles for performance and appearance.

Hot Rod is the oldest magazine devoted to hot rodding having been published since January 1948. Robert E. Petersen founded the magazine and his Petersen Publishing Company was the original publisher. The first editor of Hot Rod was Wally Parks, who went on to found the National Hot Rod Association (NHRA). Petersen Publishing was sold to British publisher EMAP in 1998, who then sold the former Petersen magazines to Primedia in 2001. Today it is published by TEN: The Enthusiast Network, which purchased the magazine From Source Interlink in 2014. Source Interlink acquired the magazine along with Primedia's Consumer Magazine division in 2007.

Hot Rod has licensed affiliation with Universal Technical Institute.


Merchandise

Type & Item #NameDetails
Die Cast - Hot Wheels 54365-0711Purple PassionHot Rod Magazine, small scale, light purple
Die Cast - Hot Wheels 54366-0710HooliganHot Rod Magazine, small scale, green/black
Die Cast - Hot Wheels 54367-0710Deuce RoadsterHot Rod Magazine, small scale, brown
Die Cast - Hot Wheels 54367-0710'70 Plymouth RoadrunnerHot Rod Magazine, small scale, yellow
Model Kit - Revell 7100Camaro Street MachineHot Rod, 1:25 scale, 2nd Generation
Model Kit - Revell 7132427 Yenko SC CoupeHot Rod, 1:25 scale, 1st Generation
Model Kit - Revell 7450Tasca Ford ThunderboltHot Rod, 1:25 scale
Die Cast - ExactDetail WCC220Hot Rod Magazine 1967 Sixty-Seven Camaro SS1:18 scale, red with Hot Rod Magazine logo


Article Index

DateArticleAuthor/Source
15 June 2012How Has the SEMA Action Network Served the Auto Hobby?SEMA Action Network
30 August 2012SAN Announces Winner of Hot Rod Magazine ContestSEMA Action Network
10 February 20162016 HOT ROD Drag Weekend™ West March 31 - April 3, Registration Now OpenHot Rod
16 August 201612th Annual HOT ROD Drag Week Sells Out 400 Spots in 17 MinutesTEN: The Enthusiast Network


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